Reader: Portishead has been with me each and every step of the way

Over the course of your life, there's a handful of bands that have a certain transcendent quality about them, where they somehow manage to go from just being just a band that you the like, to one whose music embeds itself into the fabric of your life. The magnetism of the music attaches itself to distinct memories and moments with the ability to evoke the same thoughts and feelings you had when you first heard it. Portishead is clearly one of those bands, as evidenced by comments like this one from JulietteJones:

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